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Jefferson City man arrested for shooting, drugs

A 23-year-old Jefferson City man was arrested and was charged Thursday with a class B felony of unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as well as a felony for armed criminal action.

Witnesses tell police it all started when they tried to buy a cell phone from Danial Dewight Lowe. A bad business deal that later turned into a shooting.

“We were working on these government homes and we just heard a gun shot”, said witness Tyler Meyer.

Wednesday afternoon around 2:00, Tyler Meyer and his friends were working on fixing up the housing complex across the street.

“I looked at my cut man and was like ugh what was that?” Meyer says he heard a gunshot and saw a man quickly drive off, with police chasing him.

Jefferson City police told ABC 17 a short time later Lowe was caught around the 600 block of East McCarty Street.

“Officers arrived on scene and found the victims who stated that the suspect and them had gotten into an argument, something over the purchase of a cell phone and then the suspect came out of his house, pulled a handgun from his waist and fired one shot at them while they were in the car, they also had a three-year-old occupant in the car”, said Lt. Steve Weaver with the Jefferson City Police Department.

A search warrant lead police to find the handgun used in the shooting, a shell casing, crack cocaine, marijuana and a scale inside the home.

“It’s an unfortunate situation in an area where an argument over a cell phone led someone to retrieve a gun and fire shots so very unfortunate”, said Lt. Weaver.

Prosecutor Mark Richardson said Lowe could face 15 years for unlawful use of a weapon, 5 to 15 for having a controlled substance with intent to distribute and more than 3 years for armed criminal action.

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